A short drive north of Steamboat Springs, CO right along the border of the Routt National Forest in the Park Range mountains is Pearl Lake State Park. This small park attracts visitors primarily for fishing, paddleboarding and camping, but there is a hiking trail - the Pearl Lake Connection Trail - that leads down to the dam at the south end of the lake and further south into the Routt National Forest. This is a fee area.

When Open? Area Acres Operated By
Year-round; 24 hours a day 298 acres Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Dogs Allowed? Miles of Trail Max/Min Elev (ft)
Dogs allowed on leash 7 8,020ft - 8,240ft

Pearl Lake State Park Trail and Map Finder

Area Hiking Trails:
1 - Overlook Trail #1190
2 - Pearl Lake Trail
Area Trailheads:
1 - Pearl Lake Trailhead
Area Campgrounds:
1 - Pearl Lake State Park Campground